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Neighbourhood Small Grants

Grants of up to $500 for individuals with ideas to help connect and engage residents in their neighbourhood. Because small is beautiful. And small things can have a big impact.
up to $500.00
Who can apply: 
Next deadline: 
04 April, 2016

Neighbourhood Small Grants: Untapping your creativity

Neighbourhood Small Grants is Vancouver Foundation’s unique partnership program that helps build community and strengthen connections right where people live. We distribute funds to qualified organizations, who administer the grants to individuals. Grants usually range from $50 to $500, however occasionally grants are made for up to $1,000.

A community garden, a canning workshop, an intergenerational storytelling project, a street party, or a book exchange - these are just some of the amazing ideas by residents we fund each year in partnership with local community-based organizations. 

How it works 

Grants are given to projects that connect and engage residents, share skills and knowledge within the community, build a sense of ownership and pride, and respect and celebrate diversity. 

A simple online application is all you need to do. Resident advisory committees make all final grant decisions, leaving community building in the hands of the people that know best – your community.

Grant applications open 15 February, 2016

The following communities will open for applications on 15 February, 2016:

  • Burnaby
  • Carnegie – Strathcona – Ray Cam
  • Cedar Cottage – Hastings Sunrise – Renfrew 
  • Downtown Peninsula
  • Mount Pleasant – Little Mountain
  • New Westminster
  • North Shore
  • North Surrey
  • Richmond
  • South Vancouver – Collingwood
  • West Side (Kitsilano)


Visit the Neighbourhood Small Grants website

For more information about Neighbourhood Small Grants, including application guidelines and deadlines, please visit: